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Harry Potter/House of Representatives
House of Representatives
Paul Ryan (Speaker of the House)
Speaker Paul Ryan has the largest role in the House of Representatives. The Speaker of the House is always apart of the majority party. He was elected by his peers and has many different jobs. He represents
as a member of congress and acts as an administrative head of the House. : Paul Ryan influences which
go into committees, influences committee assignments for new members and appoints the other party's leaders. In addition, the Speaker of the House is a major party leader and is third in line to the presidency, after the vice-president and many speakers came to their positions after being the majority leader. Fun fact: the speaker does not have to be apart of Congress.
Constituents- Members of a group of voters who elect a representative to the legislative body
Bill-A bill is a
proposed by a legislature. The bill won't become a law until it is approved the the legislation, and especially by the executive.
Legislation-A law or set of laws made by a government
- a body of voters in a specified area who elect a representative to a legislative body.
Albus Dumbledore (Headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry)
Albus Dumbledore was the Headmaster of Hogwarts from The Headmaster or Headmistress makes all major decisions regarding the safety and the day to day functioning of the school, and have the power to override any decision made by any other authoritative facilitator at the school. Albus could be related to Speaker Paul Ryan because of his job. Just like Speaker Ryan, Dumbledore makes key decisions and works daily and just as hard making decisions for Hogwarts.
Severus Snape (Head of Slytherin, Potions and Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor)
Severus Snape's job at Hogwarts is extremely crucial and influential. Not only is he the head of the whole Slytherin house, but he was the deputy headmaster. A deputy headmaster has a lot of power and assists the headmaster. The deputy headmaster or headmistress is would fill in if something happened to the headmaster or headmistress. Throughout the series, Snape works with Harry, Dumbledore and the Order as well as the Death eater which is critical in gaining Voldemort's trust. Snape had to do this and by working with both sides, he was successful on his. Severus Snape is like the Majority leader of the house because he has large amounts of power and he also helps the headmaster just like Kevin McCarthy helps Paul Ryan.
Minerva Mcgonagall (Head of Gryffindor House and Transfiguration Professor)
Minerva Mcgonagall's role at Hogwarts is almost as important as Snape's. She is the head of the Gryffindor House and served as the Headmistress of Hogwarts after Dumbledore's death and when Snape was with the Death Eaters before the war. She is most similar to Nancy Pelosi and a Minority Leader because of her talents and her being a female. Also, she is very alike to Ms. Pelosi becasue even though she is one of the main house professors, she is "second" in command behind Snape.
Filius Flitwick (Head of Ravenclaw House, Conductor of the Quire and Charms Master)
Filius Flitwick is the head of Ravenclaw. Filius is also a charms master and a great duelist as well as the conductor of the quire at Hogwarts. Professor Flitwick is a head of a house making him powerful, yet Ravenclaw is not talked about as much as Gryffindor and Slytherin. He is a relaxed teacher yet he makes sure his students and other teachers stay on track. This is why he is like a majority whip because he keeps the ravenclaw house in line.
Pomona Sprout (Head of Hufflepuff House and Herbology Professor)
Pomona Sprout has an important role at Hogwarts yet is it limited. She is the head of Hufflepuff and a Herbology Professor yet she does not have as much power as Professor Flitwick. She keeps her house in line , making sure they follow the house rules and guidelines. She is in a limited power position because Hufflepuff is arguably talked about the least throughout the series, which limited her power on Hogwarts. This connects to a minority whip because a minority whip is suppose to enforce party values, but they are the minority party making them less powerful than the majority whip.
Ministry of Magic/Dolores Umbridge
Dolores Umbridge and the Ministry of Magic acted like lobbyists in the 5th Harry Potter book, Order of the Phoenix. Dolores Umbridge had an extreme influence on Hogwarts by convincing and influencing professors to teach their class differently. Lobbyists are people who influence actions which Dolores Umbridge and the Ministry of Magic did.
Gryffindor is one of the four houses at Hogwarts. Students are put into Gryffindor for all seven of their years at Hogwarts. In addition, Gryffindor is the most talked about house in the series because that is the house Harry, Ron and Hermione are in. This connects to a Standing Committee because Standing Committees are permanent committees and students are known to dig into all matters of subjects, especially defense against the dark arts.
Hufflepuff is one of the four houses at Hogwarts. Hufflepuff is only talked about in the Harry Potter series for a unique purpose or reason. A Select Committee is a small legislative committee appointed for a unique purpose. Hufflepuff is like a Select Committee because they are both rare and only used (or talked about) for a certain purpose.
Slytherin is another one of the four houses at Hogwarts. Slytherin is known for its diverse and interesting opinions and views. Some students from Slytherin went on to become a Death Eater while other became professors or worked for the Ministry of Magic. In Slytherin, it is common for contrasting views and opinions to get together and talk about them. Compromises are gained out of these discussions, just like a Joint Committee.
Ravenclaw is also one of the four houses at Hogwarts. Ravenclaw is known as the most intelligent house at Hogwarts. They are very smart and know how to work together to resolve a certain problem. Ravenclaw is similar to a Conference Committee because the purpose of a Conference Committee is for the House and Senate to resolve disagreements on a particular bill.
A permanent committee intended to consider all matters pertaining to a designated subject.
A small legislative committee appointed for a unique purpose.
A committee appointed from both houses of a bicameral legislature in order to reach a compromise on their differences concerning a particular issue.
A governmental body with two houses or chambers, such as the US Congress
A committee appointed by the House of Representatives and Senate intended to resolve disagreements on a particular bill. It is composed of senior members
Kevin McCarthy(Majority Leader)
Kevin McCarthy is the
of the House of Representatives and was elected by his respective parties in a closed-door caucus by secret ballot. Mr. McCarthy is a republican and is the seconds ranking member of the majority party. Kevin's duties and prominence vary depending upon the style and power of Paul Ryan. Along with all the other whips and leaders, Mr. McCarthy receives a suite in the United States Capitol.
The Majority Leader is the head of the majority party in a legislative body. Since the house is Republican, the Majority leader would also be a republican. Currently both the House and the Senate are Republican, so there is not a
A Gridlock or deadlock refers to a situation when there is difficulty passing laws that satisfy the needs of the people. This happens when two different parties interfere with their separate agendas. Now there is no gridlock because the Senate and House of Reps are both Republican.
Nancy Pelosi (Minority Leader)
Nancy Pelosi is the House of Representatives,
Leader who represents California's 12th Congressional District. The minority leader heads and organizes the minority party. She has previously served as the Speaker of the House and to this day, is the highest ranked female official. Along with serving as Speaker of the House, she was the Minority Whip from 2003-2007. Ms. Pelosi is also an
An Incumbent is someone who has been in office for more than one term.
Minority- The group that is below the majority. Because the party has less voting power than the majority party has, this minority leader's influence is usually limited.
Steve Scalise (Majority Whip)
Steve Scalise is the republican
who represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana. As Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a
of more than 170 conservative members in the House, he forms Members around a unified vision. Steve is also a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. He has emerged as one of the leaders in pushing for a strong national energy strategy that increases the supply of American oil and natural gas .
Each party in congress has a whip. A whip makes sure the officials follow their parties rules.
A caucus is a meeting where local members of a party gather and register which candidate they want to run for office or which delegates they want to send to a convention.
Steny Hoyer (Minority Whip)
Steny Hoyer is a Democrat who represents Maryland's 5th congressional district. Hoyer was the Minority Whip from 2003-2007 and served as the House majority leader from 2007-2011. In 2011 he got reelected to the Minority Whip in 2011. This makes him the second most powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives.
Committee on Ethics
is the only committee in the house of representatives with a equal amount of both Republicans and Democrats. Each party has five members. The committee is able to give financial disclosure and advise to members of the house. The current Chairmen on the House Committee on Ethics is Charles Dent who is a member of the Republican party.
- People who attempt to influence actions, policies or decisions of officials in a government. Lobbyists are usually lawyers who try to convince and persuade government officials.